Fort William to host Lochaber stock judging
ON FRIDAY February 3, Lochaber Shepherds held their annual stock-judging competition at Ben Nevis Auction Mart, Fort William.
There were competitors from far and wide across Lochaber and Argyll competing in judging eight classes of different sheep supplied by local shepherds.
Eighty-two competitors took part in judging the different classes.
Judge for the evening was Dan MacLachlan from Dalmally.
Children age 5 to 16. 1 D MacLachlan 326 2 Duncan MacDonald 312 3 Calum McColl 283 4 Hannah MacDonald 273 5 Robert MacDonald 267 Ladies highest score. Natasha Mackie 305 Open competition 1 Derek Ferguson 351 2 Colin Cameron 338 3 Robbie Campbell 328 4 Robert Langan 326 5 Neil Menzies 325 Highest Local place Derek Ferguson 351 Team competition 1 Natasha Mackie and Derek Ferguson 656
2 Ewan Cameron and Robbie Campbell 638
3 A MacPherson and D MacLachlan 634 Champion draw: Anna Berardelli Tup Lamb 1 Kenny Mc Callum, Lundrava 2 James Weir 3 Kenny McCallum
The committee would like to thank the shepherds for bringing the sheep to judge, all the sponsors for the raffle prizes, the ladies for the scoring, home baking and serving the teas.
This year two local charities will receive £ 300 each from the profit of the evening - Abbyfield, Ballachulish and Alzheimers Scotland, Fort William.